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Marc Auerbach, MD, FAAP, MSc

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Co-chair INSPIRE (International Network for Simulation Based Pediatric Innovation Research and Education)

Director, Pediatric Simulation, Yale Center for Medical Simulation

Medical Director, CT Emergency Medical Services for Children, State Partnership Grant

Associate Director of Pediatric Simulation, Department of Pediatrics

Associate Pediatric Trauma Medical Director

PEMnetwork.org Faculty Advisor/Moderator/Blogger

Co-chair International Pediatric Simulation Society, Webinar series

Research Interests

Education, Medical; Emergency Medical Services; Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics; Quality of Health Care; Patient Simulation; Telemedicine; Deep Sedation; Pain Management

Marc Auerbach is the Director of Pediatric Simulation and Associate Medical Director of Trauma at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. Marc is the Co-chair of INSPIRE (International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation Research and Education), the largest simulation based research network in the world, with multiple ongoing projects and over 1.5 million dollars in grant funding.

Marc completed a K30 Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation with a focus in translational medicine...

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Linda Brown, MD

Site Investigator

Dr. Linda Brown will serve as the site investigator at Brown University. She is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and a pediatric emergency medicine attending. She completed a Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, and for the past five years, through her work at the Rhode Island Hospital Medical Simulation Center (RIHMSC), she has developed significant experience in the use of in...

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Robert Dudas , MD

Site Investigator

Dr. Robert Dudas will serve as the site investigator at Johns Hopkins University. He is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC) and is responsible for the clinical care delivered in both the emergency and inpatient departments. JHBMC currently utilizes telemedicine technologies to link both departments to the Johns Hopkins Children's Center (JHCC) pediatric intensive care unit for consultations on critically ill children. In...

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Sandeep Gangadharan, MD

Site Investigator

Dr. Sandeep Gangadharan will serve as the Cohen Children’s Hospital site investigator. He is a pediatric intensivist on staff at the hospital as well as Medical Director of Pediatric Simulation for the health system, one of the largest in the nation. He directs numerous courses at the health systems’ Clinical Leadership Institute Simulation Center as well as the In-Situ Simulation Program at the Children’s Hospital. He also has training in designing and implementing clinical research through...

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Melinda Hamilton, MD, MSc

Site Investigator

Dr. Melinda Fiedor Hamilton will serve as the site investigator at University of Pittsburgh. She is the director for the Pediatric Simulation Center of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and an associate director at the Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) in Pittsburgh. Dr. Hamilton was T32 National Institute of Health grant recipient through the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research and received a master’s degree in medical education from the...

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David Kessler , MD

Site Investigator

Dr. David Kessler will serve as the site investigator at Columbia University. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University and an attending in the pediatric emergency room. David has the expertise, leadership skills, and experience to successfully lead the proposed project. He has served as the PI on several multi-institutional randomized trials of simulation-based training in pediatrics. Dave completed a K30 Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation with a focus in...

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Vinay Nadkarni , MD

Site Investigator

Dr. Vinay Nadkarni will serve as the site investigator at Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia. He has served as co-investigator on several large multi-center planning grants sponsored by the NIH/NICHD to develop interventional studies in pediatric advanced life support. Dr. Nadkarni has led the pediatric subcommittees for resuscitation science guideline development including the ILCOR consensus statements on resuscitation science and the accompanying AHA CPR and ECC guidelines in Circulation....

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Susan Walsh, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and of Emergency Medicine

Director of Yale Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Program

Dr. Susan Walsh will serve as the site investigator at Yale University. She has vast experience as the medical director of Pediatric Advanced Life Support Program at Yale since 2002. She has extensive experience using simulation for education programs at Yale New Haven Hospital and in the Greater New Haven area. She has incorporated simulation-based cases in the teaching and testing of Advanced Life Support skills for pediatric providers. She was appointed as Regional Faculty to the American...

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Barbara Walsh, MD

Site Investigator

Dr. Barbara Walsh will serve as the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Children’s Medical Center site investigator. She has been heavily involved with pediatric simulation-based education since 2006 and is the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation Program. She has implemented and directed several education programs including all Pediatric and Emergency Medicine resident simulation curriculum. She is an active member of the CELS (Center for Experiential Learning and...

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Travis Whitfill, MPH

Statistician/Research Associate

Travis works closely with Dr. Auerbach to provide analytical and research support to the ImPACTS research group, as well as the Department of Pediatrics, and the INSPIRE research network. The main goal of his research is to measure and improve the quality of care provided to critically ill and injured pediatric patients in emergency departments using simulation. In this capacity, he has conducted the analyses for several large multi-center studies, has provided hospital-level analytics for...

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